Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It disappears for about 28 days during mid-winter and when it reappears on the horizon – this year from 13th to 16th July – the Māori New Year begins.

Matariki is a time for whānau and friends to come together to reflect on the past year, remember those who have passed away, and prepare for the seasons ahead. 

Listen to a Matariki story. 

Matariki in the night sky

On Friday 24th July, our students will be in seven whanau groups to spend the day completing Matariki activities in each classroom.  We will be having class shared lunches so please send finger food to share on the day. (No drinks please)